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Well done year 6 for another great week of learning! In Maths, we have been investigating efficiency and whether it is more appropriate to employ a mental or...

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Well done year 6 for another great week of learning!

In Maths, we have been investigating efficiency and whether it is more appropriate to employ a mental or formal written approach for various problems and which written approach to deploy. We looked at the associative law in the context of multiplication and applied it to various problems, all of which you can have a look at here.

In English, we finished off our leaflets on the The Eagle’s DNA plaque and then began planning a biography. Some of us have chosen to focus on Rosalind Franklin, whom we already know so much about, while others have moved on to explore an area of personal interest. We looked the features of biographies, took notes and will begin planning our paragraphs in detail next week.

In Science, we looked our scientific views have evolved over the years, learning how people previously believed the universe was geocentric. We then constructed an orrery to demonstrate our modern understanding of the solar system as heliocentric.

In PRE (Philosophy and Religious Education), we explored the theme of salvation in relation to Christianity and in Project, we looked further into DNA and the future of technology surrounding it.

Here are our key spellings for the week, focussing on spelling the sound “air”.

Coming up next week:

  • English: We look at writing our biographies in full, using single paragraph outlines to develop our understanding and use of cohesive, linked sentences.
  • Maths: We move onto division, beginning with a recap of short division and then moving into long division without remainders.

Year 6 Team